Three Men and a Truck is a high-0quality, affordable moving company in Pennsylvania. Our friendly crews provide top-notch service to residential, commercial, and specialty customers making local, long distance, and international moves. If you want to experience the best service in the moving industry, please contact us. We offer the following:
- long distance moving
- local moving
- full-service movers
- international moving
- residential moves
- commercial moves
- corporate moving
- moving and storage
- movers and packers
- movers with a truck
- furniture moving
- military moving
- same day moving
Long distance Pennsylvania movers
Moving a long distance to or from Pennsylvania is a significant life transition. You have a lot to accomplish before you can settle into your new home. One of the tasks that will help you along the way is choosing a suitable mover. If you are anxious about this one, spend a little time on the FMCSA website. FMCSA is the acronym for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration—the agency that regulates interstate movers.
On their website, you can find out if the mover you are hiring is registered (that’s a requirement for long distance moves) and read up on the rules that registered movers must follow. For example, the mover must conduct an onsite survey of your shipment before submitting a written estimate. This step is designed to protect you from shady companies making low offers without ever looking at what you need to move.
Local moving companies in Pennsylvania
Local moves are jobs that don’t cross a state line and are usually distances under 100 miles. If the move is all within Pennsylvania, the mover doesn’t need to register with FMCSA—but many movers perform both types of moves and will have the DOT ID anyway. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regulates local movers and requires that each one file a tariff ( a description of services and charges) with the Commission.
While the rules don’t require the mover to offer visual inspections or written estimates, as a consumer, you should ask movers to do both. You will receive a better assessment of the job’s scope if the mover sees what you need to move, and a written price is more reliable (and easier to compare) than a verbal offer.
How much will it cost to move to or from Pennsylvania?
Long distance moving costs are dependent on the shipment’s weight and the distance from start to finish. There is a wide range in pricing, with an average of around $4,500 for a medium-sized family home. The services you choose will also affect the overall cost. The price will usually be less for a local relocation, and you can often complete your move in Pennsylvania for less than $1,000.
Cost & Time Examples For Moving To Or From Pennsylvania
|To / From Pennsylvania||Distance||2 BR||3 BR||4 BR|
|Pennsylvania to Nashua, NH||271 miles||$2,326 – $2,919||$3,450 – $4,580||$4,580 – $6,537|
|Pennsylvania to Yonkers, NY||97 miles||$1,944 – $2,423||$2,854 – $3,774||$3,774 – $5,443|
|Oakland, NJ to Pennsylvania||86 miles||$1,944 – $2,423||$2,854 – $3,774||$3,774 – $5,443|
|Knoxville, TN to Pennsylvania||551 miles||$2,729 – $3,442||$4,077 – $5,431||$5,431 – $7,800|
|Pennsylvania to Bridgeport, CT||134 miles||$2,063 – $2,577||$3,040 – $4,027||$4,027 – $5,821|
|Pennsylvania to Arlington, TX||1315 miles||$3,785 – $4,718||$5,638 – $7,590||$7,590 – $11,176|
|Greensboro, NC to Pennsylvania||369 miles||$2,439 – $3,065||$3,623 – $4,813||$4,813 – $6,879|
|Boulevard, CA to Pennsylvania||2321 miles||$4,904 – $6,308||$7,557 – $10,102||$10,102 – $14,884|
|Pennsylvania to Newark, DE||35 miles||$1,680 – $2,076||$2,430 – $3,192||$3,192 – $4,557|
|Pennsylvania to Lexington, VA||274 miles||$2,283 – $2,862||$3,378 – $4,480||$4,480 – $6,379|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and other factors. Get a quote custom tailored to you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who Regulates Moving Companies in Pennsylvania? Where Can I Verify a Movers’ License?
Before signing a contract with a moving company, you must ask for their legal documents to check their offers. In case you are still uncertain about a specific organization, please contact the Pennsylvania P.U.C. (Public Utilities Commission) through the following:
How Accurate Are Your Moving Estimates and Are They Considered Final?
Although free quotations gathered via phone and web forms are already 90% accurate to the price range, conducting an on-site inspection must first occur before providing our clients the final written moving statement. If a company asks for a pre-service fee without going through an on-site inspection, either contact a moving company regulator or cancel the engagement altogether.
What’s the Best Time to Move in Pennsylvania? How Far Ahead Should I Plan?
An average local move takes two to four weeks of planning, while a long-distance move takes at least three to six weeks of preparation.
Before moving to Pennsylvania, you must consider the timing. Higher transportation costs may eat up your savings if you move during April, July, and August due to the demand for a traveler count increase. Tourists don’t visit Pennsylvania in December, so it’s the best time for you to move.
How Do I Know If My Move Is Local or Long-Distance?
Moves are considered local if the distance is under 100 miles. It is inside the same state, while long-distance moves surpass 100 miles and are either on the opposite side of the town or in a different state.
Is There Anything That a Moving Crew Won’t Accept to Load?
Before engaging with a moving company, you must know which items they won’t allow you to bring. Some are:
● Propane Tanks
● Some Batteries
● Pool Chemicals
● Motor Oil
● Paints and Nail Polish Remover
● Scuba Tanks
● Household Cleaners
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I Don’t Have Enough Boxes to Package Up My Belongings. Where Can I Find Moving Boxes in Pennsylvania?
Your friendly UPS Store location is here to assist you in Pennsylvania, to provide convenient services near you! Take advantage of all the shredding, shipping, faxing, packing, printing, notarizing, and mailbox services that you need, all in one place. Some of the items they have to help with your move are TV Moving boxes, Wardrobe moving boxes, Picture moving boxes, and large moving boxes. If you need more advice on materials and supplies or packing essential or fragile items, let them help you by calling them.
The UPS Store Old City Philadelphia
Address: 51 N 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 629-4992
I Had an Emergency, And Now I Need a Last-Minute Move. Is That Possible?
Yes, last-minute moves are possible, but you must consider a few factors such as:
● Distance. How far is your destination?
● Peak Period. Are you moving during New Mexico’s most eventful month? Moving during the busiest period of a city is usually more costly due to the transportation’s demand.
● The volume and weight of the items you’re moving.
● The availability of moving companies. As we mentioned, you must consider if you’re moving during the busiest period. Moves made during this month take months of reservation.
Do I Have to Be Present During the Day of The Move or At the Destination?
You should be available during the day of the move to sign specific documents. But if you aren’t available when the truck arrives at the destination, you may choose to send someone over to assist in the receiving and unpacking of the container.